My name is Leigh Cook. I live in the UK and help small and medium-sized businesses grow.
As a marketing consultant, business coach and management trainer, I help business owners boost their sales and increase their profits. through a combination of better marketing, smarter cost management and process leveraging.
I've worked in various business management roles for 27 years and have developed strengths in sales & marketing, finance and personnel development.
I started freelance consulting some years ago but initially found the 'feast or famine' demands on my time rather difficult. Then 3 years ago I joined the Hundredfold Consulting
network who offer services and business support far beyond what I could ever provide alone, and on a really well-structured basis.
I was really impressed with their systems
and had initially only signed up for some training
to use them myself. It wasn't long before I decided to join their network and I haven't looked back since.
I've earned priority access to their Nurture Fund
which means I'm able to provide development capital for clients with growth potential, so I don't have to turn clients away just because they can't find the money to get started.
Being involved with Hundredfold has also given me the opportunity to coach other consultants, which is very rewarding. I love encouraging people to grow and nurturing their potential to fruition.
I'm happily married and have two sons and a daughter. We spend an average of 6-8 weeks a year visiting my wife's side of the family in Martinique, a beautiful Caribbean island, and I'm now extending my consulting practice there.
It's meant that I've needed to work hard on my business French, which I'm sure would make my old school teacher laugh because foreign languages certainly weren't my strength at school.
I've been studying web technologies as part of my passion for marketing since the mid 1990's and while building my Caribbean client base, I've taken on responsibility for managing the Hundredfold website
as I can easily do this from overseas.
The boys have become rather fond of home-grown mangoes, fresh coconut water and splashing in the clear blue waters all around the coast. It's tough, but I guess someone's got to do it.
Of course none of this would be possible unless my wonderful wife had committed to home-educating them and unless I'd made that bold decision to get out of the rat-race.
not only have I been able to enjoy this kind of freedom - which you'd rarely get while working for an employer - but I've also been able to afford to make these decisions. This would have been far more difficult in my early days of 'feast or famine' as a lonely freelancer without this support network.